Tuesday, February 17, 2009
That's A Relief
So I've been really worried because the surgeon's pre-op chat with me led me to believe I would be back to normal, returning to work, and just tip-top by now, but I haven't actually felt that well. So I was worried that something was wrong.
I just left her office, and it turns out I'm doing fine and healing well, and just need more time. So I didn't need to stress myself over this at all. Perhaps the surgeon could change her pre-op chat just a little so that it doesn't sound like this is no more serious than having a tooth pulled...
It's been 12 days since the surgery, and she's giving me another 9 before attempting to go back to work. It also turns out that I need more pain meds, I have been holding back when it's OK to take them. Honestly, they make me dizzy and feel funny in my head so I weaned off them when I thought I was able. And I also thought I needed to wean off them since her pre-op chat led me to believe I would be returning to work now. Sheesh.
OK, well, as I said, I'm relieved to know that everything is ok even though I know I'm not well yet. The Dr used the phrase "sometimes it takes a little longer for some people to bounce back than other people."
I guess I'm not as bouncy as I used to be. But I'll be fine in time.